Monday, January 23, 2012

A French Dog's Birthday

Macha
Today, Macha is celebrating her 15th birthday!

She was the only girl in the litter and was promised to me by a good friend of ours long before she was born. Her mother was one of the sweetest dogs ever and I said to our friend, if Yanna ever has puppies do you think I could have a girl? The day Macha was born he called and said she was mine.

I'm going to call him today to thank him again. Macha has brought so much joy into my life. She's cool, tender, no-nonsense and extremely funny. While Charlotte requires lots of physical contact including hugs, Macha simply needs to know where I am at all times and will occasionally sit next to me and accept my fawning with bored tolerance. She knows I need it.

She will have a hamburger for dinner tonight, as will Charlotte. It will be a birthday party after all.

A demain mes cherest amis.

38 comments:

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday Macha!! Enjoy your party!

Karena said...

Happy Birthday to Macha! What a good looking girl!! Our pets bring us so much joy!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

LuxeBytes said...

Happy birthday, dear Macha! My son is 15 years old as well; who knew we had kids the same age?!

xoxoxo

Gracie's Mom said...

Happy Birthday Macha! Enjoy your birthday burger, and have a happy and healthy year.

Cindy

Francine Gardner said...

A big hug from me to Macha! Could not think of a life without a loving dog...

helen tilston said...

Hi Macha- happy Birthday from my dog Spice Girl, who would love to join her for a hamburger tonight, if she needs a date?
Such a beautiful dog.
Helen xx

la fourchette said...

Bon anniversaire et felicitations à Macha! Mmmmm...hamburger for dinner *and* a party?!? Lucky girl...and lucky you, Tish.

Sulky kitten said...

Happy Birthday to Macha ! She's a beautiful pup..I don't know what I'd do without my own little scamp!

Tree said...

Happy Birthday to your beloved Macha!

déjà pseu said...

Happy Birthday to Macha! Such a sweet face.

sanda said...

Oh, such a beautiful girl! Hope you get to celebrate many more with her. Dogs are the best. Hugs and kisses to Macha!

Northmoon said...

Happy Birthday Macha!! Rory would love to come over and share a birthday burger with you if he could, but he sends his best wishes instead. I'll give him an extra treat in your honour.

Joni said...

Aw, happy birthday to Macha!

kathy peck said...

Macha is so beautiful and soulful. Happy Birthday to her. One of my dogs turned 8 on Friday, and had a hamburger for dinner that night too. I have never lived without dogs, and never intend to.

Corrine said...

What an amazing expression on the Birthday Girl! Have a nice party, our pets are our family too. Love them.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Bonne anniversaire!
Macha looks like a very faithful companion.

I'll bet that he loves his dinner tonight!

quintessence said...

Happy birthday to the darling Macha! I can't believe that my dog, Charlie, will be 5 in March. I'm sure Macha will be thrilled with her hamburger celebration!!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday Macha!
Hamburger sounds like a wonderful treat.
When my Finn turns 15 this year I think I'll surprise him with some too!

Lorrie said...

Bon Anniversaire, Macha!

Tricia Rose said...

La chienne d'un certain age wears it well!

Deb said...

Lucky you, lucky Macha. Happy Birthday to her, and pats to both her and Charlotte!

BigLittleWolf said...

Bonne anniversaire to Macha! (And many more. Oh, how our four-legged family enriches our lives...)

The American Suburbanite in Rural England said...

Congratulations! Happy birthday Macha!

24 Corners said...

Happy Birthday to sweet Macha!!! Our little Miss. Ginger will be 15 this year as well, and a hamburger 'cake' sounds like a wonderful idea!!
xo J~

Lost in Provence said...

My goodness, Happy Happy Birthday dear Macha! And to top it off she hasn't lost her looks in the least. ;) Bisous to the birthday girl from me too please. Oh, they deserve all the love we have to give!

Spiral Style said...

Happy Birthday Macha! How would we live without our dogs?

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Happy Birthday Macha.
A great age for a German Shepherd and she does not look her age at all. I hope there are still many years ahead. Diane

Splenderosa said...

Macha-bear. How beautiful she is, Tish. And what a wonderful story. I want a hamburger too. xx's

catherine said...

I thought she was german ;).... Happy birthday sweet dog!

Mrs. Weston said...

Dogs are wonderful blessings. I'm sitting here with my girl right now and we are sending most happy birthday wishes. Best!

Unknown said...

Tish,

So glad you are a "dog" person! Macha looks to be in great health, our Belgian Tervuren lived to be nearly 18 years old and I wish Macha the same long life. Happy Birthday, Macha!

Carol said...

What a beautiful girl with those wise, soulful eyes.

Happy Birthday Macha, so glad you have loving owners who adore you.

tiffany rose said...

I've come to love Macha through your posts so please give her a hug for me. She is beautiful and has the sweetest eyes.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I am late to the party but my good wishes are no less sincere!! Happy, Happy Birthday!!!

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

There is nothing quite like unconditional love - and our dogs give it to us in bucket loads. A belated happy birthday Marsha.
P.S. Apologies for not visiting sooner - I've been away from the blogsphere.

The Single Nester said...

There is nothing like a German Shephard - the best dog ever!

Susan Tiner said...

Happy Belated Birthday Macha!

Aren't shepherds the sweetest dogs?

Leslie Harris said...

I'm a new follower from here in California. I just stumbled on this post. We had a white German Shephard for 12 years and she died last summer. Words cannot describe how much we loved her, I felt she had a soul. I'm so glad Macha is doing well. By-the-way, we have a new puppy named Stella(German Shephard of course who is healing our hearts as I write this!)

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